Wednesday, January 11, 2006


Wise Counsel Rejected

"The State Board of Education is meeting in Columbus this week, and now would be the perfect time to rewrite the state science standards to remove the implication that evolution theory is questionable and that intelligent design is scientific," says an editorial in The Columbus Dispatch.
After intelligent design, which is thinly disguised creationism, lost big in a Pennsylvania federal court last month, it's unclear whether Ohio's standards would pass legal muster. The circumstances surrounding any case against Ohio would be different from those in the lawsuit against the Dover, Pa., school board.

But why wait for a court challenge to find out? While not mandating the teaching of intelligent design, Ohio's current standards leave the door open for local school boards to introduce supernatural explanations into science classrooms.

As we all know, the board rejected this wise counsel yesterday.


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